Flemington Neighbourhood Advisory Group

Following some recent vacancies, we are now taking expressions of interest from residents of the Flemington Public Housing Estate to join the Flemington Neighbourhood Advisory Group.

If you live on the Flemington estate and are interested in being involved in your local area and providing advice to Council on a range of different issues, please complete the expression of interest form (pdf, 35KB)(docx, 32KB) and email to flemingtonhub@mvcc.vic.gov.au or drop it into the Flemington Community Centre.

Alternatively you can contact staff at the Flemington Community Centre on fcc@mvcc.vic.gov.au or by phone on 8325 1800.

The Group meets Wednesday nights from 6pm-8pm at the Flemington Community Centre. The dates of upcoming meetings are:

  • 14 November 2018
  • 27 February 2019
  • 24 April 2019
  • 26 June 2019
  • 28 August 2019
  • 23 October 2019

These meetings are catered and childcare and translators are available if required.

Applications will remain open until all positions are filled.

To have this page read out in another language, please call 9280 0747.

A link to the group’s Terms of Reference can be found below.

If you have any questions please contact the Flemington Community Centre on fcc@mvcc.vic.gov.au or by phone on 8325 1800. 

Terms of reference

Terms of reference (pdf, 840KB)

Background

We are moving to a neighbourhood-based approach to plan and deliver services and infrastructure to improve the livability of all parts of our city. Our draft MV2040 Strategy – Link to this page sets out our long term vision for the city:

“In 2040 Moonee Valley is a great place to live, work and visit, with a network of 20-minute neighbourhoods. Our neighbourhoods enjoy services, infrastructure and land uses which allow all people to find a place across the stages of life. Our neighbourhoods are beautiful, sustainable and have strong community connections which enable citizens and the environment to be healthy and resilient.”

Our municipality is made up of thirteen 20-minute walkable neighbourhoods and these form the key focus of the draft MV2040 Strategy. Each neighbourhood includes a vision, community anchor/s, discussion about expected change and growth, along with a series of big ideas – projects that will transform the neighbourhood for the better!

We are committed to working with community and key stakeholders to deliver these anchor projects. To pilot this approach, we are establishing a Flemington Community Advisory Group.

The role of the group is to inform Council decision making on major projects and activities in the Flemington neighbourhood.

The first main task of the group will be to provide strategic advice on one of the big ideas for Flemington - the Flemington Community Hub and Debneys Park Precinct Plan.

Role

The Flemington Community Advisory Group will:

  • Provide advice to inform Council decision making on major projects and activities in the Flemington neighbourhood
  • Provide representative community voices
  • Foster networks and relationships between residents of the Flemington Estate, wider Flemington and Travancore residents, Council and other stakeholders
  • Have responsibility in disseminating information back to the community
  • Focus on the Flemington Community Hub concept options and Debneys Park precinct plan as its first main task and focus, including key project elements during the planning and preliminary design project phase.
  • Provide learnings to Council as to how Community Advisory Groups might be implemented in other parts of the municipality.

Membership

  • Moonee Valley, Director of Planning and Development - Project Sponsor (Chair)
  • Ward Councillor(s)
  • Flemington Estate public housing tenants (four representatives)
  • Community representatives / local residents (four representatives)
  • Debneys park /facility user representatives (four representatives)

Where a submitter is deemed to have a commercial conflict of interest in the project, they will not be considered for the Flemington Community Advisory Group.

Supporting Officers

A selection of Council staff representatives will attend each meeting to provide information and expertise relevant to the agenda items.

The group may invite other attendees and technical advisors as required.

Meeting frequency

Meetings will occur bi-monthly, unless otherwise determined. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday 28 June, 2018.

Meeting minutes

Related documents

Last updated: Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:04 AM